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Me, Myself and I: Towards Self-Management Project

2016 -2020

Me Myself and I: Towards Self-Management is a four year project funded by the Big Lottery.  The project aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities, with an emphasis on Ethnic Minority (EM) communities across Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board and Lanarkshire Health Boards.

Specific areas to benefit from the project are as follows;  

Glasgow South Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP)

Glasgow North East HSCP

Glasgow North West HSCP

East Renfrewshire HSCP

East Dumbarton HSCP

North Lanarkshire HSCP

South Lanarkshire HSCP

Individuals above the age of 16 can benefit from our Innovative, Preventative, User Friendly and Holistic Mental Health and Wellbeing Services.  We specialise in a culturally competent and linguistically appropriate service and therefore, able to provide specialist mental health and wellbeing services including counselling to ethnic minority communities.    

Key features of the service are: 

One-to-one Counselling

Private and confidential sessions for those with mild to moderate mental health problems. A combination of Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and integrative approaches are provided. 

Self-Management Programme

4 week programme with recovery techniques to help individuals live independent lives.

Positive Minds Groups

Groups, where one can meet others, come out of isolation, enjoy and engage in informal & planned activities of their choices & feel part of the society. 

Link Worker (LW) Support

To connect community members with appropriate services.  Link workers are assigned to specific GPs to support and address the intersectionalities of mental health among patients. 

Peer Mentoring Support

Mentors will support individuals who are socially isolated and encourage them to integrate back into society.  Empower individuals with knowledge of local services, motivate them to engage in local activities and groups.

 

In addition to the above features, we also aim to provide family based interventions and this will be a limited service.

REACH Community Health Project is a national third sector organisation with a key strategic role in improving the health, wellbeing and health care provision of Minority Ethnic (ME) communities in Scotland.  REACH has a culturally sensitive Service Provision, Policy and Research as well as Training and Development units. These areas of expertise act to mutually reinforce one another and the Triangulated Formula makes REACH uniquely placed to tackle health inequalities and service barriers faced by EM communities.  For more information visit www.reachhealth.org.uk